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Inner Beauty: 1953 Chrysler Town And Country

1953 Chrysler New Yorker T&C

It’s what’s inside that counts, right? This 1953 Chrysler New Yorker Town & Country Station Wagon listed here on craigslist and parked in Frederick, Colorado and is priced at $10,800 and the inside has a lot going for it. According to the owner this is a 5 door wagon (series C56-1) and supposedly there were only 1,242 produced.

1953 Chrysler New Yorker Town & Country Station Wagon Int. Rear

How about this wood and stainless steel? It looks absolutely fantastic with this combination, let’s just hope everything is still here!

1953 Chrysler New Yorker Town & Country Station Wagon Engine

Here is the 331 hemi V8 mated to an automatic 4 Speed Fluid-Matic which has a “Safety Clutch” feature, which is similar to a torque limiter.  The car is said to be running and driving with new master cylinder, brakes, clutch, fuel pump, ball joints up front, battery and a new set of Cooper tires.

1953 Chrysler New Yorker Town & Country Station Wagon Left Side

The car has the original paint, we don’t know the color code. You could get away with leaving it as is, but wouldn’t it look great with some new paint?

1953 Chrysler New Yorker Town & Country Station Wagon Int.

Here you have NOS carpet, seat covers, new headliner and the original Wagon-Radio is said to work.

1953 Chrysler New Yorker Town & Country Station Wagon Front

Included with this purchase is an original Chrysler shop manual, sales brochure, extra power steering unit, grill, stainless trim, generators and a few other parts. The owner says that this car has rock solid floors, body, rockers, etc.  We have seen restored units go for as much as $50K.  What are your thoughts, paint and re-chrome, or just keep her as a big cool grocery getter?



  1. Charles

    It looks good in the pictures. I like the interior.

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  2. Ed P

    The interior is so nice it would be a shame not to make the exterior look as good. I am wondering where the new ball joints went as Chrysler did not adopt them until 1957? The price seems reasonable.

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  3. Walt

    Wow ! This looks like a great and easy winter project. Fix up the chrome, a good
    driver quality paint job, and ready for some spring and summer road trips.
    Expect a lot of head turns on this one. Maybe even pulling a vintage travel
    trailer to complete the picture—-Hmmm!

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    • Brad

      Walt, we’re working on that very combo at the moment!

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      • Alan s

        That is awesome with the airstream

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  4. PaulieB

    I wonder what’s under the seat covers as they look a might loose..

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  5. Steve H.

    Is that some rust thru right above the front bumper under the bottom bar of the grille?

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  6. kenzo

    @Steve H. it may be corrosion but this is one very cool wagon. Unfortunately i have 3 projects on the go as well as house maintenance otherwise I would certainly place a serious bid….

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  7. Nova Scotian

    Bitchin…Paint and Chrome….Splash out the engine …spook the rear windows…very cool ride.

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